materials handling

materials handling

noun
the loading, unloading, and movement of goods, as within a factory or warehouse, especially by the aid of mechanical devices.

Origin:
1920–25

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materials handling

the movement of raw goods from their native site to the point of use in manufacturing, their subsequent manipulation in production processes, and the transfer of finished products from factories and their distribution to users or sales outlets

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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